We look forward to welcoming you to Fairways Bed and Breakfast Crewkerne Somerset Eco-Friendly Luxury B & B Accommodation in Crewkerne, Somerset. We were inspected and selected by Sawday's in June 2014 and are located just off the A30 and only a 10-minute drive from Wedding Venues Haselbury Mill, Axnoller House and Dillington House. You can recharge your Electric Car overnight, as well as your own personal batteries here at Fairways Crewkerne Bed and Breakfast in Somerset!
Tim and Sarah, Cheesemongers in Surrey for 20 years, are offering Bed and Breakfast high up on a hill just on the edge of Crewkerne in Somerset, just off the A30. Fairways is all about the food, the light, the peace and quiet and the view. You can switch off completely. Our main aim is to exceed your expectations. If you can't view the video here on Vimeo, please go to our YouTube link!
You have the use of your own private Guest Sitting-room/Breakfast-room. You can walk out through the French windows onto a large expanse of oak decking, from where there's a truly stunning view. We think that this light and airy comfortable private guest area with its own woodburning-stove for those colder months adds to the relaxing atmosphere at Fairways. There's a television set in here if there's something on that you want to see.
We have two spacious double bedrooms with underfloor-heated en suite bathrooms. Our nightly rate includes a gourmet breakfast, served at your own individual table in the private Guest Sitting-room, or on the decking in the Summer months, weather permitting.
Chestnut Bedroom, above, can either be made up as a 6ft Superking double or the beds can be split and made up as two 3ft single beds. The brand-new luxurious handmade Vispring zip-and-link pocket sprung medium-soft mattresses arrived just in time for the 2016 season, and Tim has made the new ash beds and bedhead in his workshop. You have huge squashy pillows and 100% cotton bed linen on the bed and during the late Spring and Summer months the bed is made up with a gorgeous silk filled 4-tog lightweight duvet. When it gets cooler you've a 9-tog Down Duvet. There is no television set in Chestnut, but if you want to watch telly, there's one in the Guest Sitting-room. There's a Pure DAB radio on the bedside table, a hairdrier and an iron and ironing-board in the wardrobe. This bedroom has a modern en suite bathroom with large bath, over-the-bath pressurised shower, underfloor heating, luxurious white bathrobes, plenty of fluffy white towels and a range of complimentary eco-friendly guest toiletries. You've a tea tray with a good selection of green and black teas, as well as individually wrapped fresh caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee bags from the Little Coffee Bag Company. It goes without saying that you have fresh milk for your early morning cuppa.
Willow Bedroom, above, has a fabulous handmade 5ft Kingsize Vispring Pocket Sprung mattress. During the late Spring and Summer months, the bed is made-up with a luxurious Silk Filled 4 tog Summer Duvet, and in the cooler months the duvet is a 9-tog Down Duvet. There are always lovely squashy pillows and 100% cotton bed linen. There's no television set in Willow, but if you want to watch telly, you can always go into the Guest Sitting-room. There's a Pure DAB radio beside the bed, a hairdrier in the chest of drawers and an iron and ironing-board in the wardrobe. The stylish en suite has a lovely walk-in shower with a large pressurised rain showerhead and a hand-held shower, underfloor-heating, sumptuous white bathrobes, lots of fluffy white towels and a range of complimentary eco-friendly guest toiletries. Of course there's also a tea tray with a selection of black and green teas, and individually wrapped fresh caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee bags from the Little Coffee Bag Company. We always make sure that you have fresh milk so that you can make a morning brew. We know that you'll sleep well in either of our bedrooms!
If you have any mobilitiy issues, Willow Bedroom is probably the better choice of our two bedrooms, with its easy-access walk-in shower with two grab-rails as well as a seat that can be positioned inside the shower tray if you have difficulties standing.
Both bedrooms have beautiful modern white bathrooms. The photo above is Chestnut's en suite with big bath and over-the-bath pressurised shower. Willow is similar but with a pressurised walk-in rain-shower rather than a bath.
All of our bed linen, towels and bathrobes are 100% cotton for a luxurious experience ...
And of course it's always good to meet our visitors who've found us on Sawday's, TripAdvisor and Google ...
We understand that you may not wish to share a table with unfamiliar guests, so there are two individual tables in the guest sitting room. The breakfast tables are laid looking out of the French windows. If you look carefully through the windows you can see that the large borders are fenced off with chicken-wire. This is not because we have chickens, but because we are in the country with millions of wild rabbits who will undoubtedly eat all of the newly planted garden! Hopefully, all of the chicken fencing will be taken down in a couple of years' time when the plants have matured a bit. From the breakfast table, you can watch the birds and plan your day. On a lovely summer morning, you might even have breakfast outside on the decking.
If you're fancying something other than a traditional Full English breakfast, here's an alternative Spanish-style breakfast for you! The scrambed eggs are from a local farm within line of sight, the bread is homemade in our kitchen, and the chorizo is from just across the border in Dorset. Other options such as Smoked Undyed Haddock or Smoked Organic Salmon are also available.
Smoked Haddock Benedictine for breakfast made with local organic spinach, smoked undyed haddock, local eggs from up the road and all topped off with sumptuous freshly made hollandaise sauce.
Mushroom Filled Buckwheat Pancake with local poached eggs for veggie breakfast!
Tim's up early every morning baking these homemade beauties for your breakfast ...
Whether you are Coeliac, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Intolerant or whatever, we'll do our very best to accommodate your dietary needs - just let us know. We don't have an Alcohol Licence, so you'll need to bring your own bottle of "tipple", and we'll provide you with glasses and a corkscrew. You've your own SMEG mini-fridge in your sitting room where you can chill wines in time for supper. You can be sure that you'll eat and sleep well when you come to stay with us here at Fairways.
15th June 2016 - Griddled Nectarine, Yorkshire Blue Cheese, Caramelised Walnuts all served up with local leaves for guest starter. If you're a veggie, or even if you're not, this an example of what you might expect when choosing our £27.50 3-Course Supper Menu ... If you like the look of this please don't hesitate to ask Tim to cook it for you when you come to stay! It is truly delicious ...
12th May 2016 - Main Course of Locally Reared Chicken cooked Two Ways and served with a Red Wine Jus. Veggies on the side were Crushed Rosemary Potatoes, Buttered Carrots and Cauliflower Purée.
16th June 2016 - this was what our B&B guests had for supper. Roast Cod with Ratatouille and Crushed Rosemary Potatoes. The plates came back to the kitchen very clean!
28th August 2016 - And on the pudding menu tonight - A very light pudding of Yoghurt Panna Cotta, suitably wobbly, with a summer berry sauce. Just what you need at the end of a meal ...
1st June 2015 - Rather dishevelled-looking parent bird chasing back and forth all day feeding the brood in the birdbox outside the kitchen.
Built in the 1960s, Fairways is a large extended bungalow, situated half a mile from the A30, six miles from the A303, and only a 15-minute walk from Crewkerne town centre. We're very close to Cricket St Thomas Golf Club, 25 minutes from the Jurassic Coast and there are many National Trust properties locally for you to visit. If you're a keen cook, we have the fabulous Spillers Aga Cooker Centre, who run regular Aga cookery demonstrations and workshops about 10 minutes away at Chard. Wedding Venues Axnoller House, Dillington House and Haselbury Mill are within easy driving distance. Very close to the Dorset and Devon borders, Fairways is the perfect location if you are househunting in our beautiful area.
6th October 2015 - This was the view from our kitchen sink on an early October morning. Crewkerne is only a two-and-a-half-hour Train trip from London Waterloo, and you can easily book a Taxi to collect you from Crewkerne Station. So we are in a great location for all that you might want to do! Golfers, Cyclists and Walkers - we've a secure drying-room for your bikes, golf clubs and wet-weather gear. You'll find that we have plenty of car parking space for you.
2nd April 2016 - And an exciting moment when the lovely Peppercorn Class A1 Pacific 60163 ‘Tornado’ came through at the bottom of the field on its way from Waterloo to Exeter.
This is where all the hard work gets done ... Oak kitchen made by Tim in his workshop.
Winter 2014 project : Tim made a new front door for Fairways in time for the 2015 season.
So that you recognise us ... here we are in the lovely Somerset sunshine with a backdrop of peaceful and beautiful Soil Association Organic farmland.
24th September 2016 - Sunrise this morning taken from just outside the house, looking towards Crewkerne ...
Green Credentials at Fairways
We've 21 PV panels on the roof, and are doing what we can to be environmentally-friendly. All the lightbulbs in the house (except for 4) are low energy. There's a sunpipe in one of the corridors to provide daylight. Appliances are energy efficient and most of our household waste is recycled. Loos all have dual flushes. Our immersion heater is connected to our PV panels so that we produce most of our hot water during the day without resorting to the oil tank. There's a woodburning-stove in your guest sitting-room.
We can also offer you overnight free use of our Pod Point 3.7kW Electric Vehicle Charger which is compatible with all IEC62192 Mode 3 enabled vehicles (subject to charging connector type compatibility) as follows:
- Nissan Leaf
- Toyota Plug-In Prius PHEV
- Vauxhall/Opel Ampera
- Mitsubishi iMiEV
- Citroen C-Zero
- Peugeot Ion
- Ford Connect EV
- Renault Kangoo
- Renault Fluence
Have a look on the national Open Charge Map to see how close we are to the A303.
- We have only 2 bedrooms, both of which are doubles. Double occupancy rate for a double room is currently £95.00 per room per night (£100.00 from January 2017). Single occupancy rate for a double room is currently £80.00 per room per night (£85.00 from January 2017). These prices include the breakfast of your choice.
- Check-in between 15:00 and 19:30 | Check-out after breakfast by 11:00
- Suppers : If you'd like our 3-course supper with bread-basket filled with Tim's homemade bread, followed by tea or coffee for £27.50 a head (£30.00 from January 2017), just let us know when you make your reservation. We don't have an Alcohol Licence, so ask that you bring your own tipple (which you can chill down in the fridge) to have with your supper.
- Reservations are essential, as we do not accept callers at the door.
- We cannot allow dogs owing to family allergies.
- The accommodation and grounds are not suitable or safe for small children and the maximum occupancy per room is for 2 people, with the minimum occupant age per room being 16 years old.
- Fairways is a non-smoking Bed and Breakfast in the house and in the grounds.
- We do not have Online Booking, so if you wish to make a reservation, please phone us between 08:30 and 21:30. We're up very early serving breakfasts, so phone calls any later than 21:30 aren't great for us. To secure your reservation, we'll ask you for a deposit of one night's accommodation rate per booked room, which we will take on your Debit or Credit card at the time of reservation and set against your final bill at the end of your stay. This deposit is fully refundable if cancellation is made at least 14 days prior to the start of your booking, after which time it is non-refundable. Please note that without this deposit your booking is not secure, and the room may be offered to another guest.
CONTACT US : Tim and Sarah Dommett
Fairways Bed and Breakfast, Hewish Lane, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 8RN
Landline : +44 (0)1460 271093| Mobile phone : +44 (0)7768 753045
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN : 1st of March 2016 until the 23rd of December 2016 inclusive.
CLOSED : 24th of December 2016 until 28th February 2017 for Winter maintenance. Although we're closed for B&B checking-in guests during this period, we will be here during our CLOSED time, so you can still contact us by phone or email to make bookings for later in the year.